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Some embedded WMV videos get blocked by firewall.

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    This is strange. I usually have no problem with WMV videos embedded in web pages, except for this site, where the videos stop soon after the "connecting" status message:

    I just tried that site on Vista, and lo, up popped a warning from Windows Firewall that iexplore.exe wanted to contact the internets. I clicked allow, and the videos started playing.

    Back to XP, I tried again: no firewall popup, and no videos. Turned off the firewall, and the videos started playing.

    What's going on here? Why are these videos blocked by the firewall where others play without warning?


    Edit: I just added port 1755 to the firewall exceptions, and now it works fine. Why didn't the XP firewall warn me that it was being blocked?

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